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Surprising and intriguing, 26 Oct 2013
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich has always been one of my favourite books, but Berlin Diaries is equally essential in understanding the Third Reich. Perhaps the best parts of this book are when Shirer demonstrates his insider's knowledge, some gained in visits to the countries involved (the reports from Poland and France are truly memorable) and some from his closely guarded sources. The most famous foreign correspondent in Nazi Germany proves to be an engaging, principled and self effacing diarist.